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Squid, I think you should start selling these as a scenery kit! Approach woodland scenic...

 

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A proven technique in use elsewhere on the layout.

 

Additional strengthening added:

 

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chopstick-mountain-v2_03 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

A valuable yet inexpensive resource:

 

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chopsticks by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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15 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

Squid, I think you should start selling these as a scenery kit! Approach woodland scenic...

 

 

Curses, I just revealed my secret.

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Sheffie

This is one of those cases where the "scale trick" is in your favour. Bamboo looks just like bamboo!

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cteno4

I gave you five minutes to respond and when I didn’t hear back I went ahead and emailed woodland scenics and we are setting up the deal. Markup on the chopsticks will be approximately 100x.

 

is it earth quake resistant?

 

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cteno4

You are becoming an abstract modernist modeler squid.

 

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And ready for the next phase, which was dependent on me getting round to cutting a hole out of the backscene board to provide space for the chopsticks.

 

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left-scenic-area-2019-07-07_06 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

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3 hours ago, cteno4 said:

You are becoming an abstract modernist modeler squid.

 

jeff

 

You should have seen me in my minimalist phase, here with my representation of Tokyo's railway network:

 

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yamanote-chuo-tokyo by Rail Squid, on Flickr

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Keith

Don’t put it too near a heat source otherwise it will be the Dali phase.

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chadbag

Those chopsticks really are inexpensive in Japan. We bought a big lot at the 100 yen store last time we were there.  I am not sure why we bought them, but we figured it was a good deal.

 

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Despite the fragile, rickety appearence, the almost completed framework can be safely lifted off the layout for further work without falling apart.

 

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left-scenic-area-2019-07-11_01 by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

I haven't done an exact tally, but I appear to have consumed about half of the bulk pack containing 80 pairs of chopsticks.

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